Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
344 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...HEAVY RAINFALL TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MAY LEAD TO
FLOODING ISSUES...
...SIGNIFICANT EARLY MARCH WINTER STORM EXPECTED WEDNESDAY...

INGREDIENTS FOR A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM EVENT ARE COMING
TOGETHER ON WEDNESDAY TO PRODUCE A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION...ENDING
WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION AND SHARPLY COLDER
TEMPERATURES OVER THE QUAD STATE REGION.

BEFORE THIS WINTRY WEATHER EVER ARRIVES...RESIDENTS ACROSS THE
REGION WILL BE DEALING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN OVERNIGHT AND INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING...ESPECIALLY OVER PARTS OF THE MISSOURI
BOOTHEEL AND WEST KENTUCKY.

IN FACT...A FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED FOR MOST OF WEST
KENTUCKY...EXCEPT UNION AND HENDERSON COUNTIES...AND FOR NEW
MADRID AND MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. THREE TO
THREE AND HALF INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE
FLOOD WATCH AREA. FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN LOW LYING AREAS.

BY DAYBREAK ON WEDNESDAY MORNING...A COLD FRONT WILL HAVE MOVED
THROUGH THE QUAD STATE REGION. COLD AIR FILTERING IN BEHIND THIS
SHARP COLD FRONT WILL SHARPLY DROP TEMPERATURES AT THE SURFACE AND
ALOFT...CHANGING THE PRECIPITATION QUICKLY FROM RAIN TO FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET...THEN SNOW THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY. THIS
WINTRY MIX WILL PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF
A THIN LAYER OF FREEZING RAIN...MORE SLEET...FOLLOWED BY
SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL MAKE FOR TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

THE WINTRY WEATHER SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE AREA QUICKLY BY
THURSDAY MORNING...BUT TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO RISE INTO THE
MIDDLE 20S THURSDAY...WITH RECORD LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
THURSDAY NIGHT.

LOOKING BACK THROUGH EARLY TODAY...CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES
PERSISTED ACROSS THE AREA...WITH TEMPERATURES HOLDING ABOVE
FREEZING THROUGH DAYBREAK. DURING THE DAY...TEMPERATURES GRADUALLY
ROSE UNDER INCREASING SOUTHERLY WINDS. BY 3 PM CST...TEMPERATURES
RANGED FROM THE MIDDLE 40S ALONG INTERSTATE 64 TO LOWER 60S ALONG
THE KENTUCKY...TENNESSEE BORDER.

AS THE WARM AIR MOVED OVER THE COLD AIR AT THE SURFACE...MELTING
SNOW IN THE PROCESS...AREAS OF FOG DEVELOPED ACROSS THE QUAD STATE
REGION. VISIBILITIES WERE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT
TIMES. AS THE AFTERNOON PROGRESSED...RAIN SHOWERS WERE INCREASING
IN COVERAGE ACROSS THE AREA.

ONE BRIGHT SPOT WILL BE THAT DRIER AND GRADUALLY WARMER WEATHER
WILL THEN BE IN STORE FOR THE WEEKEND.

&&

FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).

$$

SMITH



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